Author Archives: everiley

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Great news, dear readers. Old Dogs is back from the printer and ready for your enjoyment. Hit me up if you want a copy.

In other news, Irredeemable and Insurmountable are both out for consideration by agents. Keep your fingers and toes crossed that both find a good home. Finishing touches being put on Irreplaceable. Hope to have it out to agents by the end of the year. The fourth book in that series, Undeniable is in the works. And get this–a new story woke me up two nights ago. Stay tuned. That one’s going to be a fun ride.

Oh, yeah–the bees were really mean this year. More stings on extraction day than ever before. But, my son says this honey batch is the best ever. Guess the suffering was worth it.

Baby Bees

Okay, so another colony failed to survive the unusually cold winter. It’s sad, but it happens. Bee farming has its ups and downs. On the up side, a nuc arrives next month and we get to start over. Hope we’ll have better results this year than last. Continue Reading

What’s the Buzz?

It’s cold, again. I’ve been feeding bee candy and hoping for the best. Hopefully my bees are warm enough inside the hive. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. On the writing front, I’m still receiving snaps from friends of their ‘Old Dogs.’ I can’t believe how the project has taken on a life of its own… Continue Reading

Stung!

Okay. It happens. Everyone who keeps bees knows the ugly truth–sometimes the stinger goes where you wish it wouldn’t. This week I broke my cardinal rule. To get a better grip on my hive tool I removed one of my gloves. In that split second, one of my bees crawled up my sleeve and, you… Continue Reading

Bees, bees, bees!

Okay, so the baby bees have grown into big, fat, busy ones and are hanging out on the front of the hive ‘bearding’ to catch a breeze. Both colonies appear to be doing fine. I’ve supered up both and am keeping out an eye for swarming. On the writing front, progress to report. ‘Insurmountable’ is… Continue Reading

Over-wintering

Hello Dear readers, ‘Irreplaceable’ is coming along nicely.. the first chapters have been sent off to my beta readers.The story seems to be meeting with their enthusiastic approval, thank goodness. I trust my readers’ opinions. If the new story, this one all about Rose, didn’t tickle their fancies I’d stop and seriously consider whether to… Continue Reading

Dead out

We’re having a cold snap here in Missouri. Went out to check the hives and found a dead-out. So sad, looks like they froze to death because they were too weak to keep themselves warm. Despite treating for mites and vigilant monitoring, I suspect the invaders won. Will be ordering a nuc come February to… Continue Reading

Insurmountable is Done!

Edited and ready,’Insurmountable’ is in the can. Now I’m hard at work on ‘Irreplaceable,’ Rose’s story. Stay tuned, dear readers. In the mean time temps have dropped below freezing here in Missouri. Made a big batch of hard candy for my bees. I’m also trying the commercial patties and will see which one the bees… Continue Reading

I’m back!

So sorry to have been ghost, dear readers, but I have exciting news. IRREDEEMABLE is getting serious looks.  Plus, I’ve been busy finishing up revisions to its sequel, INSURMOUNTABLE.  I’ll be posting excerpts soon. Just this morning began revisions to the third and final book in this series, IRREPLACEABLE. I can’t tell you how thrilled… Continue Reading